Delhi police employs less than four percent people from minority communities, says Delhi Minorities Commission report

The Delhi Police, having a strength of around 80,000 personnel, employs less than four percent of members from minority communities in its ranks

PTI November 25, 2017 13:51:13 IST
Delhi police employs less than four percent people from minority communities, says Delhi Minorities Commission report

New Delhi: The Delhi Police, having a strength of around 80,000 personnel, employs less than four percent of members from minority communities in its ranks, according to a report by the Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC).

The annual report, released by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday, also shows that Muslims, the largest minority group in Delhi, form less than two percent of the police force in Delhi.

The report said the force has 1,388 Muslim personnel and 697 Christian personnel.

Delhi police employs less than four percent people from minority communities says Delhi Minorities Commission report

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It said the Delhi Police employes 856 Sikh personnel.

"The Delhi Police has 1.79 percent personnel from the Muslim community. In total, it has 3,035 personnel from minority communities who form 3.91 percent of total strength of the force," the commission said in its report.

In the report, the DMC has identified twelve departments and corporations of which members of the minority communities are a part.

Apart from the police, the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) has a total of 26 members from minority communities which is the lowest among 12 departments and corporations.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) employees 283 members from minority communities.

However, the Directorate of Training tops the list at 13.33 percent, followed by the Public Grivance Commission at 7.69 percent and the Directorate General of Home Guards at 5.22 percent.

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